Poster 9: Facebook and Twitter Discourse on COVID-19 in Saskatchewan

Nov 30, 2022


This poster explores how residents of Saskatchewan used social media to discuss key topics throughout the pandemic, including mask mandates, shutdowns, and vaccination. The project draws on data gathered from Twitter and Facebook, using engagement metrics (likes and retweets) to identify the most relevant tweets. Topic modelling tools (Mallet, Top2Vec) will be used to create two lists of topics, accompanied by close reading and iteration to clean up data.